CAYRing youth news from the Asia-Pacific region

By CAYR (cayr.info) | Youth news from the Asia-Pacific region

Who benefits most from school access policies? A gender breakdown of results from randomized evaluations

Who benefits most from school access policies? A gender breakdown of results from randomized evaluationsThe majority of out of school children are …

Education

Zambia to scale Teaching at the Right Level program to 1,800 schools

Zambia to scale Teaching at the Right Level program to 1,800 schoolsBuilding on over a decade of rigorous research around the world and two years of …

Education

The sex trafficking survivor who wants to end 'The Game'

<b>Humboldt County, California (CNN) —</b> Elle Snow laces up her combat boots, prepared once again, to go to war with "The Game."<p>"The [purchasers] really want new products all the time," says Snow. "The [sex] traffickers like to move their victims frequently so they can't get to know anyone and it's …

The children working in Cambodia's brick kilns

<b>Phnom Penh, Cambodia (CNN) —</b><p>They're learning at a first grade level. Neat rows of students read the local language, Khmer, out loud. The 16-year-old off to the side stands out. He's the only one in the uniformed group wearing long sleeves in the sweltering heat.<p>Phea Chantheng says he's afraid of …

Indian Girls Go on Hunger Strike to Demand Better, Safer Schools

FARIDABAD, India – The protests started in May of last year after a teenager from Suma Khera village in Rewari District, in north India’s Haryana …

Education

Women Fight to Make Their Voices Heard in Myanmar’s Peace Process

Khin Zar Mon grew up in a conservative family in a remote rural town in Northern Shan state in Myanmar. Her father wouldn’t allow her or her sister …

Women's News

Remarks on “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building a better future in Myanmar”

<b>Aug 7, 2017</b><p>More than a quarter of Myanmar’s people still live in poverty and those under the age of 30 make up 55% of the population. Photo: UNDP<p><i>As</i> …

Sustainability

Human Library 2017: An educational event where Myanmar youth read real-life professionals | Aug 19

<b>Yangon, Myanmar</b> – The first career-focused Human Library 2017 will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Hintha Business Centres from <b>9.30am – 12noon</b>.<p>The …

Asia

Underage maids from Myanmar seek help in Singapore

About 240,000 foreign maids work in Singaporean homes, but those from Myanmar are among the most vulnerable.<p>Girls from Myanmar, some as young as 15, continue to work illegally as maids in Singapore, despite both countries banning the practice, NGOs say.<p>Since 2014, the government of Myanmar has …

Asia

A Chinese Video Game Rakes In Cash — and Draws Young Rule Breakers

SHANGHAI — In China, teenagers can purchase a fake ID online for as little as $2. Is it for buying booze? Subverting the state? Many simply want to play a game on their phones.<p>More than 200 million people in China play Honor of Kings, the social media-focused app that has become the biggest …

China

One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Gruesome billboards of a woman in a bloodied and torn bridal gown appeared around Beirut recently, captioned in Arabic: “A white dress doesn’t cover up rape.” This spring, a women’s rights group, Abaad, hung similarly defiled gowns along the city’s famous seaside promenade.<p>Such …

Middle East

Lebanon Repeals Its Marry-Your-Rapist Law

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon on Wednesday repealed a law that allowed rapists to evade punishment by marrying their accusers, the latest in a string of countries in the region to reverse such provisions under pressure from Arab women’s groups.<p>A handful of countries — including several in the Arab …

Women's Rights

An education in terror

By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati<br>August 2017<p>On the streets of Europe, we meet teenage boys<br>trained by IS.<p>Their testimony reveals wide-ranging plans to turn children into killers.<p>Mutassim is not much a warrior. He is short and nervous. I meet him in the small German village where he is now …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Our Village, Our People: Finding solutions to get girls back in school

August. 7, 2017 / Blog Ginny Baumann / @Freedom_Fund<p>In southern India, the textile industry provides vital jobs and incomes to poor communities, but …

Education

Women as equals

Hour lives in Cambodia, and used to be dependent on her husband’s income – now he works for her. Find out what changed.

Cambodia

Indonesian president calls to safeguard pluralism from extremist threat

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Wednesday that the world's most populous Muslim-majority country needed to pull together to meet the threat of extremism and safeguard a constitution that enshrines religious freedom and diversity.<p>In an address to parliament ahead of Thursday's …

Economy

FEATURE-Kale power: Water for crops gives women in Kenya's drylands a voice

"I can take my children to school, cook balanced meals for my family and I have gained recognition in my community"<p>By Robert Kibet<p>ALIMAO, Kenya, Aug …

Africa

FEATURE-Jordanian women imprisoned in name of family honour

"Your life is gone, your youth is gone. Everything you wished for in the world is gone"<p>By Rosie-Lyse Thompson<p>AMMAN, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

INTERVIEW-Indian nun rescues Cameroonian sex slaves from Middle East

A rising number of African women are heading to the Middle East for domestic work, driven abroad by the lack of jobs at home<p>By Inna Lazareva<p>YAOUNDE, …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Chibok abduction outrage inspired Nigeria's Boko Haram to deploy female suicide bombers

The Islamist jihadists have used more women and girls in bombing attacks than any other insurgency in history<p>By Kieran Guilbert<p>DAKAR, Aug 14 (Thomson …

Nigeria

Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs

Makkah Davis at a lectern presenting results from one of her Research Experiences for Undergraduates projects, with several fellow participants. …

Education

What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

SEQUIM, Wash. — Brandan started it. He chucked an orange at Mason, who grabbed it and threw it back across the classroom.<p>Zak, who’d been in a funk, …

Education

We can make Malaysia less corrupt in 10 years, says PH

PPBM Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman says he will step down if PH government fails to implement 80% of strategies to combat …

Tunku Zain: Youths shouldn't just demand action, take initiative in nation building too

BANDUNG: The role of youth is particularly profound, with the high number of young people making up the population in Asean countries, said …

International Relations

Junior Achievement officially launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: United States based NGO Junior Achievement (JA) was officially launched in Malaysia today.<br>The organisation aims to help young people to …

Malaysia

Gilbert teen competes for world championship in combat sport

Most parents wouldn’t want to watch their child in a fight, but for Tierra Brandt, it runs in the family.

Muay Thai

Thai Girls, Beneficiaries of Local Group’s Life-Changing Work, Share Their Stories

From left: Seeda Kulao, Pitchaya Mee Aryi with son Jamie Sahatrueangkit, Faii Banphotphatthana, and Khai Kongsi in Boothbay on Monday, July 31. …

Thailand